Light is the very essence of photography! It can be magical, is often unpredictable, and the right light is crucial to successful photography.
Light has an important role for every photographic subject. It tells the story of the scene before our cameras by emphasizing the shapes and colors of our subject. It can set the mood for a scene and provide us information about ambient conditions.
Dark cloudy skies at the coast often create dark, muddy light that might suggest colder temperatures and threatening weather. Clear blue skies and harsh light in the desert might suggest the opposite: hot!